How to use this Help System - this help system has been created to give you easy access to explanations of the user interface and each of the functions and their uses within the system. This includes instructions on the basic use of the functions as well as detailed examples, so that you can fully understand and apply the data provided. For those of you printing pages directly from the help system in Internet Explorer, right-click the page and select Print Preview. Once the print preview launches, print from there.


Tip: When using the search function, keep in mind you can search for multiple words at the same time. When you are searching for a specific phrase, be sure to put that phrase in quotes. As an example: Tool Pattern will do a search for the word Tool, and the word Pattern. "Tool Pattern" will only search for the phrase Tool Pattern.



Click the following links to get started:


Registering the Software -register the software online or by using email to begin using the products that you have purchased.

Getting Started with BobCAD-CAM

The User Interface - getting to know the user interface is an essential part of learning to use BobCAD-CAM.


Using CAD - the CAD, or computer aided design, portion of the software is used to create wireframe geometry, surfaces, and solids, and this also includes geometry modification functions.


Using Lua scripting - BobCAD-CAM software now supports Lua scripting functionality. Use the link to access the dedicated Lua help system.


Using CAM - BobCAD-CAM is capable of producing toolpaths and NC code for hundreds of mill, lathe, wire EDM, waterjet, laser, and plasma machines.


Using Post Processors - The job of the post processor is to take the desired toolpath data and convert it into the correct format that is understood for the specific CNC Machine Controller. Use the link to access the dedicated post processor help system to find information and resources related to editing and creating post processors for the BobCAD-CAM software products.


Using BobART - the BobART add-on can turn raster images and wireframe geometry into beautiful pieces of art. This module allows you to load vector files, vectorize images, and create embossed models for machining unique custom creations.